The Admission Process

The admissions process begins when a referral is initiated to MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (MedStar NRH) by the referring facility (i.e., acute care hospital Case Manager or a Physician). An Admissions Liaison is then assigned to the patient. An Admissions Liaison is a licensed clinician, usually a registered nurse or Therapist, who is a trained rehabilitation professional assisting you in your transfer to MedStar NRH. The Liaison performs an evaluation of the patient and reviews all criteria, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Verification of medical stability and ability to participate in three hours of daily therapy
  • Authorization obtained from the patient’s insurance/payer source
  • Rehabilitation goals of patient established prior to admission
  • A plan for discharge from MedStar NRH for the patient

Once is it determined that the patient meets all criteria, an Admissions Liaison will work with the patient and referring facility to establish a date and time of transfer. We ask that a family member or Power of Attorney (POA) is present at the time of admission, or available to visit on the day of admission. Immediately upon arrival, the patient or next of kin will be required to sign a consent for treatment form, as well as other admissions paperwork. We will also collect any out of pocket expenses, such as co-pays or deductibles, which can be paid in cash, check, or credit in the Admissions Office (Room G0-50). The average length of stay is 7-21 days, but varies depending on the individual’s plan of care.

MedStar NRH Admissions Office

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Sat - Sun 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

102 Irving St. NW,
Washington, DC 20010
Room G0-50

Phone: 202-877-1152

[email protected]

* Your primary point of contact for all admissions related questions is your Admission Liaison.